Have you visited Chez Pascal’s Wurst Window for lunch yet?

Interior bar seating at the Wurst Window Kitchen, Aaron Peirolo at work

Interior bar seating at the Wurst Window Kitchen, Aaron Peirolo at work

Sure it’s a cliche, but talk about turning lemons into lemonade. When a car crashed into the side of Chez Pascal over a year ago owners Kristin and Matt Gennuso decided to use the damage to their advantage and put in a take-out window. They already served fast fare that was take-out friendly from the Hewtin’s Dogs Mobile truck and a Hot Dog cart, so why not add some outdoor seating and serve it out of the restaurant as well? The Wurst Window, as it’s called, is now open and has already become a hit with those who’ve eaten there.

We spoke with Chef Matt Gennuso who described the menu as follows, “The Wurst Window will be focusing on the sausages. We’ll always have the hot dogs. There will be a sandwich of the day, and as we grow into it, the menu will grow. Start small, we do it right, build into it.” Don’t let Gennuso kid you though, Chez Pascal’s starting small is great. The window is open for lunch Tuesdays through Saturday, with outdoor seating, though that will grow to include indoor seating as well. Bar service includes beer and wine or a full bar when seated inside. As Gennuso said, it’s evolving but bottom line is: best sausage in town and beers available now at the Wurst Window.

Below are a few photos from the opening week of the Wurst Window. That week’s menu can be seen below, but as noted, it will change. Chez Pascal is at 960 Hope Street in Providence.

Knackwurst with Beer Onions and Feta & House Mustard. The wooden serving boards were made by Matt Gennuso's father and the small ceramic condiment bowls were made by his mother.

Knackwurst with Beer Onions and Feta & House Mustard. The wooden serving boards were made by Matt Gennuso’s father and the small ceramic condiment bowls were made by his mother.

Sign hanging above the Wurst Window outside Chez Pascal

Sign hanging above the Wurst Window outside Chez Pascal

Outdoor seating area by the Wurst Window

Outdoor seating area by the Wurst Window

Inside the new Wurst Window kitchen, Aaron Peirolo doing prep

Inside the new Wurst Window kitchen, Aaron Peirolo doing prep

A couple of sausages and a pastrami sandwich on the flattop

A couple of sausages and a pastrami sandwich on the flattop

Condiments for each order

Condiments for each order

Detail in the tile work in the new interior Wurst Window bar

Detail in the tile work in the new interior Wurst Window bar

The famous Hewtin's Dogs with either chili (above) or kraut (below)

The famous Hewtin’s Dogs with either chili (above) or kraut (below)

The Wurst Window menu (subject to change)

The Wurst Window menu (subject to change)

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